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09-18-21, 11:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By RustyJames

26 x 1 3/8 rims/wheels were widely used in the...

26 x 1 3/8 rims/wheels were widely used in the 60s and 70s and new rims are available from Sun and often labeled as 650(A). (Someone may correct me so feed back is always welcome!) There are tires...
09-17-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 718
Posted By RustyJames

Roll call please!

I set up an appointment at Kool Stop in oh-so swanky Lake Oswego, OR for Weds the 22nd at 11:00. First 4 people (keeping it manageable) to reply in the affirmative are welcome to tag along. We could...
09-16-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,122
Posted By RustyJames

Sounds valid to me! I love my brass badged...

Sounds valid to me! I love my brass badged Legnanos for the same reason.
09-15-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7,233
Views: 718,727
Posted By RustyJames

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/d42eb154_d9ec_47e8_bbd7_03083a318856_e5e464f94c8747592f927d302603fba40fecd69d.jpeg

Didnít NEED them but price was reasonable.
09-15-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7,233
Views: 718,727
Posted By RustyJames

Every great story begins with ^

Every great story begins with ^
09-15-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 765
Posted By RustyJames

:roflmao::roflmao: Öfrom a guy that worked...

:roflmao::roflmao:

Öfrom a guy that worked at a Porsche dealershipÖ
09-15-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By RustyJames

Would imperial measurements be acceptable?

Would imperial measurements be acceptable?
09-15-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,607
Posted By RustyJames

As others have said, it would be a dandy utility...

As others have said, it would be a dandy utility bike. I have a really baggy Jazz cruiser, coaster brake only, and Iím into it about $50-60. Itís far from a lightweight but it would survive an...
09-13-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 961
Posted By RustyJames

+1 I loathe the branding on sidewalls and I donít...

+1 I loathe the branding on sidewalls and I donít want my tires to smell like a permanent marker.
09-13-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 718
Posted By RustyJames

Maybe thatís like cheap airplane flights that...

Maybe thatís like cheap airplane flights that bounce you all over and take 9 hours for what would normally be a 2 hour direct flight. 🤷🏽‍♂️
09-12-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 718
Posted By RustyJames

Iíll let you know. Canít leave the Bike Butcher...

Iíll let you know. Canít leave the Bike Butcher out of the loop!
09-12-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 718
Posted By RustyJames

West Side is the best side! 🙂

West Side is the best side! 🙂
09-11-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 718
Posted By RustyJames

Iíll post when I have set up details. Latest bike...

Iíll post when I have set up details. Latest bike boom probably means they are working like crazy.
09-11-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 718
Posted By RustyJames

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/17bbbfe9_4e2e_450a_bb0e_0bca90176f1d_4cd0563750e825dc8b186c34940938f6869f20b9.jpeg
Lucky me I no workie on Wednesday and Thursday so I...
09-11-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 718
Posted By RustyJames

KoolStop - fun factÖ

Ötheir HQ is 7 miles from my house (which I was completely oblivious) and my first order directly from them had a handwritten note inviting me to take a tour. H*** yeah Iím gonna do that!! Any other...
09-10-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By RustyJames

ďAn all expense paid trip to Bermuda!!Ē I wonít...

ďAn all expense paid trip to Bermuda!!Ē I wonít be paying your expenses but itís availableÖ😇
09-10-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By RustyJames

I usually start with soapy water and a toothbrush...

I usually start with soapy water and a toothbrush to eliminate grease. Next, brass bristled brush. (Brass is softer than chrome.) If that hasnít worked it is likely the chrome is pitted and either...
09-10-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By RustyJames

Name the Frame Game

I picked this up last night and the seller had no idea what brand, model, etc it was. According to my kitchen scale it weighs around 2000 grams. The seat tube is 27.2 ID, the dropouts are Suntour,...
09-09-21, 11:27 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,026
Posted By RustyJames

I have been a voyeur on this topic since...

I have been a voyeur on this topic since honestly, we know what the reaction amongst this group would be.
I have many opinions about societyís love affair with electronics and now this has smashed...
09-07-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 830
Posted By RustyJames

Unless the best shoes are steel-toed boots.

Unless the best shoes are steel-toed boots.
09-06-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 830
Posted By RustyJames

:thumb:

:thumb:
09-06-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 830
Posted By RustyJames

What a spectacular bike!! I am REALKY looking...

What a spectacular bike!! I am REALKY looking forward to seeing/reading more as you progress. Please - DO NOT RESTORE!!
09-04-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 20,532
Views: 3,581,831
Posted By RustyJames

If you look at the ad, the shorty fenders...

If you look at the ad, the shorty fenders areÖ.interesting?
09-04-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 794
Posted By RustyJames

I saw a Marketplace titled with Schwinn for sale...

I saw a Marketplace titled with Schwinn for sale and the bike in the photo was clearly labeled Univega. Gotta love ads like that.
09-04-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 643
Posted By RustyJames

Iím on the side of dish soap, brushes and rinsing...

Iím on the side of dish soap, brushes and rinsing like crazy. If there is still some residue you literally wash, rinse, repeat until fully cleaned. OA bath, frame saver/Boeshield and your good to go....
09-03-21, 12:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By RustyJames

100% agreement

100% agreement
09-03-21, 12:38 AM
Replies: 25,086
Views: 3,145,741
Posted By RustyJames

They are readily available on the Ďbay in a wide...

They are readily available on the Ďbay in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, etc
09-02-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 25,086
Views: 3,145,741
Posted By RustyJames

Alternately, Hunt-Wide has been making grips...

Alternately, Hunt-Wide has been making grips forever and can be found easily. Not English but if that doesnít bother you go git Ďem!
09-02-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 20,234
Posted By RustyJames

After talking to gugie last night I definitely...

After talking to gugie last night I definitely want to do this next year despite the sketch motel and sulfuric odors. Martinis at the top FTW!
09-01-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 63,970
Views: 9,856,603
Posted By RustyJames

Wowzers! That is nice and original owner....

Wowzers! That is nice and original owner. Definitely the find of a lifetime for someone.
09-01-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By RustyJames

PM sent!

PM sent!
08-31-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 2,101
Views: 227,739
Posted By RustyJames

I used the Velox tape and it didnít say anything...

I used the Velox tape and it didnít say anything about using glue. I didnít use glue and so far all seems well.
08-31-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 273
Posted By RustyJames

Iíll tear one down in the next few days so I can...

Iíll tear one down in the next few days so I can offer specifics. If you donít hear from me, PM would be best. I have known to be sidelined easily. SQUIRREL!!
08-31-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 273
Posted By RustyJames

I think I found mine on the Ďbay. Some use but...

I think I found mine on the Ďbay. Some use but good enough for me!
08-31-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 273
Posted By RustyJames

I think I used a wrench on the crank side to hold...

I think I used a wrench on the crank side to hold the spindle and a box end wrench to free the lock nut. I probably used a socket to spin the outside cone out. I canít remember sizes but if you need...
08-30-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 63,970
Views: 9,856,603
Posted By RustyJames

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Italianvintagebike...

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Italianvintagebikes/permalink/4664149776964589/?sale_post_id=4664149776964589

Legnano head badge for a reasonable price!

...
08-26-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 507
Posted By RustyJames

My 2 cents - Iím not a fan of rust converter....

My 2 cents - Iím not a fan of rust converter. Once brushed on itís there forever. Yes, further oxidation has been halted but there is a nasty brown tar that will never go away which would be a crime...
08-21-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,787
Posted By RustyJames

BTW - sweet ride!!

BTW - sweet ride!!
08-21-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,787
Posted By RustyJames

I decided long ago itís okay to like old things...

I decided long ago itís okay to like old things AND new things.
08-20-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 350
Posted By RustyJames

Again, many thanks all. The gent I am in...

Again, many thanks all. The gent I am in communication with is not in the USA. I haven't looked to see where he calls home but his posts are in Spanish so perhaps he lives in an area where the bikes...
08-19-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 350
Posted By RustyJames

merziac - see, you know people and stuff. ...

merziac - see, you know people and stuff.

juvela - good catch on the headset. The guy Iím attempting to help is on a Facebook page and has sparse photos taken from far away. There is a bit of...
08-19-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 350
Posted By RustyJames

Fake Legnano Badge?

Iím trying to help a gent ID his Legnano but the head badge seems wrong since all of the items Iíve seen are cast, not stamped. Serial number is CU**** (~1951) and it is the correct script, correct...
08-18-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,745
Posted By RustyJames

Ive been considering getting one of these. Also,...

Ive been considering getting one of these. Also, I agree about getting Continentals on rims. The sweating and mumbled profanities were plentiful.
08-17-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 565
Posted By RustyJames

Has anyone inserted a thin, slightly flexible...

Has anyone inserted a thin, slightly flexible piece of plastic into a set of skateboarding type shoes? One could glue it to the insole and have a passable cycling shoe.

Thinking outside of the...
08-16-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,745
Posted By RustyJames

You have laid down a challenge! I like sweating...

You have laid down a challenge! I like sweating and swearing so Iíll report later.
08-16-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,745
Posted By RustyJames

Educate me. I read that getting tires on them is...

Educate me. I read that getting tires on them is unpleasant but know nothing else. They came with Campy hubs and skewers that are worth more than what I paid for the whole set-up.
08-12-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 20,532
Views: 3,581,831
Posted By RustyJames

It looks like someone that is 6í 7Ē is trying to...

It looks like someone that is 6í 7Ē is trying to make a 46cm frame fit them. Odd.
08-12-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 20,532
Views: 3,581,831
Posted By RustyJames

Handlebar angles

I was looking for a modern road bike (found one!) and I kept seeing ads with handlebars at crazy angles. I would need to be an octopus to put my fingers on the levers. What gives? (Quite possible Iím...
08-12-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By RustyJames

Iím a fan of the caps since I think it looks...

Iím a fan of the caps since I think it looks cleaner. I havenít had much luck finding them and when I do they seem ridiculously priced for what they are.
08-12-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 273
Posted By RustyJames

Yup, that should work for you! I need to...

Yup, that should work for you!

I need to lube the bearings in mine. So far, all the new MKS pedals Iíve purchased were woefully lacking lube. Iíve heard this is ďa thingĒ.
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